In part one of our recap of the Hensley Memorial (aka Spiece Run N Slam) All Star Classic, we recap…
Looney beginning to think visits
Five-star power forward Kevon Looney was extremely impressive at the Spiece Run N Slam. The 6-foot-9 face up forward was dominant at times, and continued what has been a spectacular spring. With some of the top programs in the country fighting to secure his services, Looney is just now beginning to think about visits. His game is built on toughness, aggression, and skill, and Looney showed all of that at Run N Slam. Not only did he show a terrific motor, but Looney also proved he is comfortable playing all over the floor. "I am a three or a four, it doesn't matter to me," said Looney. "Wherever you put me on the court I am just going to make plays. Where you put me at I am fine." When it comes to his recruitment, schools such as Duke, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, Maryland, Louisville, Kansas, Texas, Memphis, and Georgetown have all been involved. Still Looney is fairly certain he will visit a few different schools. "For sure my parents say they want to see Duke," said Looney. "So Duke, Michigan State, and Florida are definitely up there as schools I would like to see, but that could change." Duke, along with Wisconsin and Florida made in-home visits with Looney during the month of April. Coach Mike Krzyzewski came in and Looney says made an impression on him and his parents. "It was a great experience," said Looney. "I learned a lot from Coach K. It was great to hear what he had to say, and it seemed like he was very interested in me. It was a great visit." With Florida, the Gators have long made Looney a priority and they are definitely in the thick of the mix and their in-home visit was another good one. "I have a pretty good relationship with Florida," Looney explained. "They stressed how important I was to them, and it was a great visit." Wisconsin is obviously close to his home in Milwaukee, and Bo Ryan has spent a lot of time recruiting Looney, and again made his pitch during the in-home visit. "I sat with Bo Ryan a couple of times and went to a couple of games my freshman and sophomore year so it was good seeing him again," said Looney. "He is a funny guy so it was a great visit." For now the No. 7 overall prospect is in no hurry and has no specific timeline to make a decision. He plans on making his visits before issuing a commitment.
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